To better assess the damages and economic losses caused by recent hurricanes, the National Cotton Council is encouraging industry members to use the following form to provide information for their farming operation or business. Industry members are encouraged to provide the following:
Storm – Please note if the storm damage incurred was from Hurricane Florence or Hurricane Michael.
State and County (or Counties) – Location of the Primary Farming Operation or Business
Crop Losses – Brief summary of yield impacts. Information can be summarized by providing either Pre- and Post-Michael/Florence yields or losses in either pounds or percentage of yield. Please also indicate the number of cotton acres by practice (irrigated or non-irrigated).
Costs of Production – Please specify the total production costs in $/acre invested in the crop up to this point. If the farming operation includes both irrigated and non-irrigated acres, please provide separate estimates for each practice.
Other Damages – Please provide any additional information on damages to other crops, farm structures, equipment or other infrastructure. Downstream impacts, either in physical damage or economic losses, to gins, warehouses and other cotton-related business are requested.
Thank you again for providing this information. In order to protect the confidentiality of the responses, please note that names of individual producers, farming operations or other businesses are not requested.